Monday, July 24, 2017

Las Vegas Sugar Skull Workshop

 Oh boy was it HAWT in Nevada and not just because Ronnie and I were there (insert wink emoji here).
 We drove in since we live in Los Angeles and it's only a couple of hours away but, boy oh boy was it hot and a little dangerous considering it was monsoon season. Um, I think we may have missed the memo on that one but, the ladies in our Las Vegas class made us forget all about the danger lurking outside with their awesome artistic skills.

 Many of the artists in this workshop had previously taken a workshop with either Ronnie or myself and came in from Arizona, Northern and Southern California (This makes me very happy because it shows me how far you are willing to go to learn and potentially work with me), Utah and New Mexico! A couple of ladies drove 10 hours to take this class and we were so glad they came because we had no idea there was a huge group interested in having us bring a workshop to your area. If you live in New Mexico please get in touch with Theresa Montano if you would like to take a workshop with Ronnie Mena and myself. Every single person in this workshop worked so hard and had so much fun. It was a great day but, as always exhausting at the end. If you ever leave our workshop with a ton of energy then, you must have been sleeping in class hahaha.

We want to thank Pamela who hosted the class in her home and provided some refreshments for all of the students and even had a few students spend the night. That was very kind of you.

 I also want to say a big thank you to my awesome comadre and lady boss Samantha Summers who opened her home to us and took us out to some of the best dining spots in town! If you ever go to Las Vegas you need to check out SkinnyFats. Oh man that place was so bomb! She couldn't make it to the workshop but, sent my Goddaughter Valerie instead who got to be the first model in class. whoop whoop. She is so beautiful inside and out.

And last but, not least. THANK YOU to all of the ladies who registered for this workshop. You all did such great work and gave your all to every lesson being taught. We promise there will be more to come soon.

 Please enjoy some photos from our workshop below.

If you would like to sign up for one of our workshops please go to my website and click on Classes and Workshops.
Our next Sugar Skull Workshop is in Seattle, Washington on July 26th.
 Hope to see you there! 

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Birmingham Sugar Skull Workshop

WOW! This was a huge class. Typically face painting workshops are maxed out at 12 students due to the fact that our workshops are very hands on and we like to make sure each student is receiving enough of one on one attention from the instructor.

 We have made the exception with these Sugar Skull workshops since there are two of us teaching which means we have a second pair of eyes and hands to help but, wow we just did not expect such a huge response from our ladies in the south. This class was double our max. I'd say about 75% of students in this class had never taken a Makeup or Face painting workshop before this and I think they all did a great job. There is definitely some raw talent out there in the south and I'm really looking forward to watching the growth and artwork that comes from this class.

Thank you to everyone who made it to this workshop. You all worked very hard and we are so looking forward to seeing some awesome Sugar Skulls coming out of the southern states of Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama.

If you would like to sign up for one of our workshops please go to my website and click on Classes and Workshops.
Our next Sugar Skull Workshop is in Las Vegas, Nevada on July 18th.
 Hope to see you there!

Sunday, July 2, 2017

San Antonio Sugar Skull Workshop

 There is just something to be said about Texans. They are probably the most polite, welcoming, generous, honest folks on the planet. This is my third trip to Texas over the past 3 years and everytime I go I feel like my art family community just grows and grows.

 This time Ronnie and I went to visit a large group in San Antonio, Texas. Our class was hosted by the lovely Krystle who more than exceeded her hosting expectations. She went above and beyond through the whole process making us feel confident and secure about the whole visit. Not only did she gather a group of more than 20 students in a very short period of time but, she also found us a great location and made sure all who came felt welcomed and taken care of. Thank you from the bottom of my heart and I look forward to referring you to other instructors as an A+ host.

 This class was filled with all levels of art students from expert level body painters to novice face painters. Each and every student gave their all and participated in each exercise they were challenged with. A few had to leave before we could take a class picture but, we know you were there in spirit.

 I am confident that I have found a couple of artists I would love to add to my Sugar Face and Body Art team again this season for sure.

I am looking forward to seeing each of you grow in your new found skills and hope you will all continue to practice what you have been taught. Many thanks to our Texas family.
 We hope to do it again next year!

 Enjoy a few photos of our workshop below.

If you would like to sign up for one of our workshops please go to my website and click on Classes and Workshops.
Our next Sugar Skull Workshop is in Birmingham, Alabama on July 9th.
 Hope to see you there!
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